[ Article crossposted from alt.religion.scientology ]
[ Author was Bob Penny ]
[ Posted on Tue, 1 Nov 94 21:21:01 -0500 ]
ELECTRONIC LIBRARY ON CULTS AND COERCIVE MIND CONTROL
GOES ON-LINE TO THE PUBLIC
With cult tragedy a regular occurrence in the news, a timely new
nonprofit information service has been created by FACTNet.
F.A.C.T.Net, Inc. (Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network) is a
nonprofit educational organization that has collected the
largest amount of computerized material on cults and coercive
mind control in the world. This information is made it available
to the public through its computer bulletin board (BBS) and
various Internet services.
FACTNet was designed to provide service via computer 24 hours a
day, seven days a week, to cult or mind control victims or their
families. This library also serves mental health professionals
and clergy, attorneys and government agencies, civil and
criminal investigators, journalists and educators, and victims'
rights advocates and other anti-abuse organizations.
Through its world wide resource network, FACTNet can connect an
individual to important and hard to obtain information on almost
any type of business, religious, or political cult in the
world. FACTNet's library contains journal, magazine, and news
articles, professional studies, reports of personal experiences
of former members, summaries of relevant legal decisions or
government investigations, as well as key reference materials,
resources, and support people or organizations to network to who
may be able to provide more assistance. FACTNet provides
information from many perspectives. The individual decides the
Some of the groups we have information about are:
Boston Church of Christ (International Churches of Christ)
Children of God (The Family)
Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT)
DA Free John
EST (the Forum)
Healthy, Happy, Holy (3HO)
Lenz, Fredrick (Zen Master Rama)
Neo Nazi Groups
New Age Movements (Channeling)
Nichiren Soshu of America (NSA)
TM (Transcendental Meditation)
Unification Church (Moonies)
The Way International
The Worldwide Church of God
FACTNet's BBS also provides e-mail, special electronic
conferences and electronic database research assistance, as well
as other Internet and computer services to support anyone who is
interested in researching cults, their activities, and coercive
You can obtain library documents by calling FACTNet's electronic
library direct at 1-303-530-1942. Follow the instructions on
the screen to obtain your electronic library card. This system uses
PCBoard 15.1 BBS software and runs on a Pentium 90 with 16 Mb of
RAM and 1.7 gigabytes of disk storage. We presently have five
incoming lines with 28,800 baud modems. Call with your communication
software set to your fastest baud rate and 8-N-1. No contribution
is required for the first three hours of use.
Our internet mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have access
to the World Wide Web on the internet, the address of our web home
page is http://www.acmeweb.com/factnet. The web provides the most
convenient access to our information, catalog, and services
If someone you know needs this information but doesn't have a
computer and modem, have them write for our library catalog
index and our list of mail, fax, and other administrative
services at FACTNet, Inc., 601 16th. St. C-217, Golden, Co.
80401, USA, voice phone 1-303-473-0111, fax 1-303-530-2950.
F.A.C.T.Net's mission is to provide a global electronic
clearinghouse for private study, scholarship, and research on
cults and the advancements and use of coercive mind control, and
to promote human rights and justice through education and open
dialog on these subjects.
Our organization is new to the Internet community. We are not yet
familiar with all the locations where we should post this notice.
Please feel free to help us by forwarding, uploading, or copying
this information to any BBS, traditional news or media organization,
Internet newsgroup or mailing list, or any other group or individual
anywhere in the world that you feel would benefit from knowing
about our organization's information, resources, and services.
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